In this week’s episode of the CURE Talks Cancer podcast, we spoke with a childhood cancer survivor about her journey with stage 4 neuroblastoma, and also about taking part in the St. Jude LIFE research program.
After receiving a stage 4 neuroblastoma diagnosis at 15 months old, Candace Stevens beat the odds, and has used her experience to shape her career choice today.
Stevens was treated at St. Jude, and now participates in the institution’s LIFE program — research that brings long-term childhood cancer survivors back to St. Jude for regular health screenings throughout their adult lives. The findings from this research are helping survivors learn more about their individual health needs and also providing researchers with novel insights into the late effects of cancer therapy.
In this week’s episode, we spoke with Candace about growing up as a cancer survivor, why programs like St. Jude LIFE are helping other children moving forward, and why everyone should keep believing in miracles.